Who we are
We're a small organisation with a big ambition, and a lot of heart.
We're all absolutely committed to providing the best service that we can for each of our clients.
The Windsor Homeless Project was founded in 2009, as a response to the tragic passing of Patrick O’Leary, a local man who had been sleeping on a bench in Windsor Town.
We are a part of the charity Windsor Christian Action (Registered Charity No. 1154308.), alongside our three sister projects, Windsor Foodshare, More than a Shelter, and Windsor Street Angels. We all work together to serve and care for the most vulnerable in our community.
Meet The Team
My background is in the Construction Industry, where I worked for over 10 years.
Unfortunately I had a problem with addiction, but sought help.
Following rehab and recovery I wanted to find a purpose to my life again. I started to work as a volunteer at the Windsor Homeless Project, and eventually became an official part of the team.
It is great to be doing a job I really love, and offering other people support, the type that helped me on the road to recovery. .
Having spent my career working in finance & operations for US Corporates based in the UK and Middle East, I decided in 2018 to call it a day and devote my time to personal projects. In 2019 I got involved in the charity / NFP sector and haven’t looked back. Its so rewarding taking my experience and helping charities and I’m continually impressed by the quality, commitment and passion of the people I work with and WHP is no different! It's also great to be working with a local charity doing so much to help the more vulnerable section of our society.
Drug and Alcohol Specialist
After spending 23 years in statutory services and Social Care for the Borough, I felt the desire to transition into the charity sector to put my knowledge and skills learnt in helping those who often fall through the cracks and need support to regain/rebuild their lives. It’s a privilege to sit and lend a listening ear to our guests whilst trying to make a difference no matter how great or small. It’s my belief that all our guests feel that they are important, have self worth and are given additional help and support when needed through our community based charity.
We are so lucky to have such a committed, enthusiastic and caring team of volunteers. We literally could not be here without them.
Most of our volunteers help out in our lunch sessions, providing a warm welcome, a listening ear, and delicious dinners to our guests. Our meals may be the only hot food our guests eat all day, and they are a huge part of the reason why our guests come to the WHP, and keep coming back.
We see the lunch sessions as a crucial part of our offering, as this is the first point of entry for many of our clients, where we can provide help for their most immediate needs. Guests are greeted with a warm welcome from our wonderful volunteers, a delicious hot meal, and the chance to ask for help.